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AbstractA sample of ten William III 46-inch barrel flintlock muskets has been examined to suggest three variants and shows the consistency that the Gunmakers’ Company could achieve with respect to precision to pattern when supplying the Ordnance. This is particularly remarkable given the large...
AbstractRoyal Armouries MS I.33 is the oldest known surviving manual of swordplay, dating to around 1320. The manuscript is in generally good condition considering it has made its way through raided monasteries, ducal libraries, and likely a soldier’s kit bag over its 700-year life. But has it...
AbstractLittle literature on the specialist tools of armourers exists, and the principal account is now over a century old. This paper introduces a new, unpublished account of the equipment of the English royal armour workshop in the fourteenth century which provides detailed information about...
AbstractScientifically analysing important artefacts from the site of historic battles is vital if the best information is to be retrieved from the field. A detailed knowledge of the specific equipment that was available to the combatants from a known battle is also required at a high level so...
AbstractIn connection with the work to find the Fulford battlesite, it is recognised that the techniques required to find the site of a conflict are different from those employed to confirm and research a battlesite. Access to museum storeroom collections allowed the surface fragments from the...
AbstractThe hitherto undocumented sword from the collection of the Museo Histórico Municipal de Baena, Córdoba (Spain) is discussed. The sword is of unknown provenance but from its typology is judged to be Roman and could come from a site on the Iberian Peninsula.
AbstractIn an earlier issue, Dr. Timothy Dawson suggested that the fighting techniques found in Royal Armouries MS I.33 may have been influenced by earlier Byzantine sword and shield combat. For evidence, he cites a series of 9th-century ivory carvings depicting similar positions found in I.33....
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